Gene Norman

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American Concert Promoter, Los Angeles DJ appearing on KLAC and KFWB from 1947 thru 1964 and label owner. Died November 2, 2015 in Los Angeles. California. Father of Neil Norman.

As a DJ, in 1948 he launched the Dixieland Jubilee (3) jazz concerts event together with DJ Frank Bull and the related label, Dixieland Jubilee. In 1954 he founded a record label known as Gene Norman Presents, GNP, which later became GNP Crescendo. Among his earliest records were jazz sessions with Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan, Clifford Brown and Max Roach and Miles Davis Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie. In addition to his concert impresario and deejay roles, he owned the Crescendo Club, Hollywood, a jazz club on the famous Sunset Strip where many jazz and Latin music stars such as Miles Davis, George Shearing and Tito Puente appeared along with cutting edge comedians such as Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Woody Allen, Bob Newhart, Shecky Greene, Dick Gregory and Shelly Berman.
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Albums

9-154 Gene Norman - Just Jazz Concert - Star Dust / The Man I Love album art Gene Norman Presents Lionel Hampton All Stars And The All Stars (7) Gene Norman Presents Lionel Hampton All Stars And The All Stars (7) - Just Jazz Concert - Star Dust / The Man I Love(4x7", Album, Mono) Decca 9-154 US 1951 Sell This Version
ED 807 Gene Norman - Gene Norman Presents A Charlie Ventura Concert album art Gene Norman Presents Charlie Ventura Featuring The Charlie Ventura Septet, Jackie Cain, Roy Kral* Gene Norman Presents Charlie Ventura Featuring The Charlie Ventura Septet, Jackie Cain, Roy Kral* - Gene Norman Presents A Charlie Ventura Concert (Album, EP) Decca ED 807 US 1953 Sell This Version
Vol. 1, GNP-101/102 Gene Norman - In Concert album art Gene Norman Presents Charlie Ventura Gene Norman Presents Charlie Ventura - In Concert (Album) Gene Norman Presents, Gene Norman Presents Vol. 1, GNP-101/102 US 1954 Sell This Version
L.D.E. 117, L.D.E.117 Gene Norman - In Concert album art Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* - In Concert (Album) Gene Norman Presents L.D.E. 117, L.D.E.117 UK 1955 Sell This Version
LAT 8084, LAT.8084 Gene Norman - At The Crescendo Vol. 1 album art Gene Norman Presents Louis Armstrong Gene Norman Presents Louis Armstrong - At The Crescendo Vol. 1 (Album) Brunswick, Brunswick LAT 8084, LAT.8084 UK 1955 Sell This Version
L.D.E. 128 Gene Norman - In Concert album art Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* - In Concert (Album) Gene Norman Presents L.D.E. 128 UK 1955 Sell This Version
LAE 12014 Gene Norman - His Vibes Piano And Drums album art Gene Norman Presents Lionel Hampton With The Just Jazz All Stars Gene Norman Presents Lionel Hampton With The Just Jazz All Stars - His Vibes Piano And Drums(LP) Vogue Records LAE 12014 UK & Europe 1956 Sell This Version
JSLP 50 043, JSLP 50.043, JSLP. 50.043 Gene Norman - Dixieland Jubilee album art Gene Norman Presents Teddy Buckner Gene Norman Presents Teddy Buckner - Dixieland Jubilee (Album) Gene Norman Presents, Dixieland Jubilee JSLP 50 043, JSLP 50.043, JSLP. 50.043 France 1956 Sell This Version
LVA 9004, LVA.9004 Gene Norman - At The Crescendo album art Gene Norman Presents Mel Tormé Gene Norman Presents Mel Tormé - At The Crescendo (Album) Vogue Coral, Vogue LVA 9004, LVA.9004 UK 1956 Sell This Version
DJ-506 Gene Norman - A Dixieland Riot album art Frank Bull & Gene Norman Present With The Cell Block 7 Frank Bull & Gene Norman Present With The Cell Block 7 - A Dixieland Riot (Album) Dixieland Jubilee DJ-506 US 1957 Sell This Version
LAE 12259 Gene Norman - On The Sunset Strip album art Frank Bull And Gene Norman Present The Teddy Buckner Band* Frank Bull And Gene Norman Present The Teddy Buckner Band* - On The Sunset Strip GNP Crescendo LAE 12259 UK 1961 Sell This Version
L.A.E.12013 Gene Norman - In Concert, At The Dixieland Jubilee album art Frank Bull & Gene Norman Present The New Orleans All Stars Frank Bull & Gene Norman Present The New Orleans All Stars - In Concert, At The Dixieland Jubilee (Album) GNP Crescendo, GNP Crescendo L.A.E.12013 UK 1961 Sell This Version
VIM 4508 Gene Norman - At The Crescendo album art Gene Norman Presents Mel Tormé Gene Norman Presents Mel Tormé - At The Crescendo(LP, Album, Mono, RE) MCA Records VIM 4508 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
GNP-9050, PSJ 196 Gene Norman - In Concert At The Pasadena Civic Auditorium Vol. II album art Gene Norman Presents An Evening With Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars Gene Norman Presents An Evening With Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars - In Concert At The Pasadena Civic Auditorium Vol. II GNP Crescendo, PolJazz GNP-9050, PSJ 196 Poland 1987 Sell This Version
30P2-2323 Gene Norman Presents Mel Tormé Gene Norman Presents Mel Tormé - At The Crescendo(CD, Album) Coral 30P2-2323 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
GNP-18 Gene Norman - In Concert album art Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* - In Concert(LP, Mono, RE) GNP GNP-18 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
VJT 3003 Gene Norman - Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts album art Gene Norman Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concerts(3xLP, Gat) Jazz Vogue VJT 3003 Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EAP 2-439 Gene Norman - Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette Part 2 album art Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette* Presented By Gene Norman Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette* Presented By Gene Norman - Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette Part 2(7", EP) Capitol Records EAP 2-439 UK 1954 Sell This Version
EAP 1-439, EAP. 1. 439 Gene Norman - Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette, Part 1 album art Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette* Presented By Gene Norman Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette* Presented By Gene Norman - Gerry Mulligan And His Ten-Tette, Part 1 (EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EAP 1-439, EAP. 1. 439 UK 1954 Sell This Version
EPV 1074 Gene Norman - In Concert 1 album art Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* - In Concert 1 (EP) Vogue Records, Vogue Productions EPV 1074 UK 1955 Sell This Version
EPL. 7070 Gene Norman - Manteca - Emanon - Good Bait album art Gene Norman Presents Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Featuring Chano Pozo Gene Norman Presents Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Featuring Chano Pozo - Manteca - Emanon - Good Bait (EP) Gene Norman Presents, Vogue EPL. 7070 France 1955 Sell This Version
EPL 7 071 Gene Norman - In Concert album art Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* - In Concert(7", EP) Gene Norman Presents EPL 7 071 France 1955 Sell This Version
EPV 1083 Gene Norman - In Concert 2 album art Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* Gene Norman Presents Max Roach And Clifford Brown* - In Concert 2(7", EP) Vogue Records, Vogue Productions EPV 1083 UK 1955 Sell This Version
EPL 7275, EPL. 7275 Gene Norman - Martinique album art Gene Norman Presents Teddy Buckner & His New-Orleans Band Gene Norman Presents Teddy Buckner & His New-Orleans Band - Martinique(7", EP) Disques Vogue, Vogue, Gene Norman Presents EPL 7275, EPL. 7275 France 1956 Sell This Version
45/V2355 Gene Norman presents Lyle Murphy Gene Norman presents Lyle Murphy - 4 Saxophones in 12 Tones(7") Vogue Productions 45/V2355 UK 1956 Sell This Version